A Rocket to the Moon (or ARTTM) started as an electro-acoustic solo project by Nick Santino in Braintree, Massachusetts. He released 2 EPs. Then ARTTM was signed to Fueled By Ramen in 2008, and released the "Greetings From..." EP, which has a more pop-rock/pop-punk feel and includes a full band. Nick used friends to make a full band for tours, but in the spring of 2009, Justin Richards (also in Brighten) and Eric Halvorsen were named the official guitarist and bassist, respectively. The band's biggest tour would be the 2009 AP Tour. They recorded their full length in winter 2009.
Friend A- "Hey did you catch the A Rocket to the Moon show last night?"
Friend B- "I sure did! They were amazing and when I met them they were so nice!"